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Advice on upcoming elections

Published: 17/04/2019

In light of the upcoming City of Lincoln Council elections and the UK’s possible involvement in the European Parliamentary elections in May, the city council has issued advice and guidance to residents to prevent any confusion arising.

City of Lincoln elections will take place on 2 May and the city council has also been instructed to prepare for the European Parliamentary Elections on 23 May, in case the UK is involved.

Residents taking part in city council elections will have the opportunity to have their say about who represents them on the City of Lincoln Council. This is done in thirds, so eleven seats will be contested – one in each of the city’s eleven wards.

In order to prevent any confusion arising, the city council would like to clarify that: 

- The city council elections on 2 May will be going ahead as scheduled and are not impacted at all by the UK’s possible involvement in the European Parliamentary elections

- Poll cards for the city council elections have already been distributed, with some supplementary poll cards also due to be distributed shortly (these will be sent in envelopes via Royal Mail rather than hand delivered) 

- Poll cards for the European Parliamentary Elections, which the UK will potentially be involved in, will be hand delivered across the city over the Easter bank holiday weekend

- Poll cards for both elections are printed on white card, so please be careful to note which election the poll card refers to (as outlined at the top of the poll card)

- Postal vote packs for the city council elections will be posted out first class on 18 April 

- Postal vote packs for the European Parliamentary Elections, which the UK will potentially be involved in, will be posted out first class on 9 May, which is after the local election.

If residents have any questions about either election, then please email: electoral@lincoln.gov.uk

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